According to data from the Statista portal, the availability of hotel beds throughout the entire country of Spain currently exceeds 1.5 million. Many beds are in hotels situated in the beautiful coastal regions. Spain forms part of the Iberian Peninsula and has coastlines bathed by both the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Although many thousands of kilometres of the shoreline are highly developed urban areas, there are still pristine bays and coves to explore.
In this article, we are presenting a choice of some of the finest hotels that are in Spain’s magnificent coastal locations. The hotels directly face the beaches or the cliffs. It usually takes no more than a minute to reach the never-ending golden sands that are washed by the crystal clear waves. Everywhere along the seafront there are spectacular views. There are also many interesting activities and attractions to enjoy, making the coast an unbeatable holiday destination.
Hotel Costa Conil – on the Costa de la Luz
The town of Conil in Cádiz is well-known to tourists. This popular four-star hotel, has accommodation that is much sought after. It has a beach location and offers a variety of amenities and services to ensure its guests are comfortable.
This luxurious hotel has a distinctive Andalusian and Mediterranean atmosphere. It is painted entirely white in imitation of Conil’s historic quarter. It is also similar to the White Villages found in Malaga and Cádiz. They begin several kilometres inland en route to the cork oak woodlands of the Sierra de Grazalema.
As a large hotel, the Costa Conil offers a range of facilities to ensure guests have an enjoyable visit. Each one of its rooms has WiFi, Satellite TV, a minibar and a balcony. Apart from its beachfront location, one of the hotel’s most popular amenities is its pool on the terrace.
The hotel directly faces the Fontanilla Beach, where there are beautiful sunsets. It is also near to the town, which has some of the finest restaurants and a full range of public services.
Lopesan Costa Meloneras Resort and Spa – in Maspalomas
The most prestigious tourist area in Gran Canaria is Meloneras. It is the location of this luxury, four-star hotel, the Lopesan Costa Meloneras Resort and Spa. The hotel has a beachfront location, adjacent to the Natural Reserve of the Dunes in Maspalomas, which happens to be one of the most idyllic areas of the Canary Islands.
Superb four-star spa accommodation is available in this Gran Canaria hotel which is at the southern tip of the island. It is situated on the beachfront, very near to the Meloneras Promenade. It is the perfect location for enjoying complete relaxation, walking and having a good time from dawn until dusk. You can fully appreciate nature while enjoying the comfortable surroundings of the magnificent hotel.
The hotel’s facilities are considerable. They include, a spa, hot tubs, a hammock area, four pool bars, a children’s pool, three restaurants and an infinite number of leisure activities. You can learn even more about Meloneras – Lopesan, click here.
Maspalomas and Meloneras are Gran Canaria’s most popular tourist destinations. Throughout the archipelago, which includes the island of Gran Canaria, the temperatures are mild all the year round, ensuring this independent region is a paradise on earth.
Gran Hotel Bahía del Duque – in Tenerife
We now leave Gran Canaria for Tenerife, another beautiful island of the Canary Isles archipelago. We have found once again, a luxurious hotel. The complex takes its name from the Duque de Tenerife beach which is directly opposite. The hotel is set amongst idyllic tropical gardens that extend for up to six hectares.
The hotel’s amenities include a choice of accommodation in either a villa in the grounds or rooms with private balconies in the hotel itself. There are many sports amenities including, a gym, five open air pools, table tennis and a full sized tennis court. There is also a hiking trail through the surrounding gardens.
The hotel has many different leisure activities on offer. One of the most popular is watching the whales in the sea. There are several local tourist attractions on the island, including the Siam Water Park and the Adeje Golf Course. In addition, the Tenerife Sur Airport can be reached by car in just fifteen minutes.
El Balandret – in La Malvarrosa
This is often considered to be one of Spain’s best hotels for offering value for money. Its accommodation is some of the most sought after, not only because of its futuristic image and Mediterranean styling, but its location, which is directly opposite Las Arenas Beach.
One of the most famous attractions of the hotel is its restaurant. As a boutique hotel, it is not very large, but it has incredible charm. There are only twenty double rooms in the hotel, including the Junior Suite. It is a double room with beautiful sea views, air conditioning, LCD television, free WiFi and a Nespresso machine which is supplied free of charge.
El Balandret is regarded as a family-friendly hotel. It welcomes children and provides many amenities including an extensive play area. Additional services include, extra beds, portable bathtubs and buggies to rent. It’s the ideal place to spend a lovely family holiday.
Tamariu Hotel – in Costa Brava
Our final choice is a boutique hotel in the centre of the Costa Brava. It is located in Tamariu, in the region of Girona which is very near to the French border. Every room has a private balcony, en suite bathroom and free WiFi.
The hotel is situated just a few metres from the beach. Surprisingly, one its main attractions are the tamarind trees that grow in the surrounding environment. The hotel’s restaurant is named after the tamarinds and serves a selection of international cuisines.
The pet-friendly hotel is compact, but incredibly charming, which gives it a distinct advantage over much larger hotels. It has a lovely intimate atmosphere which makes it one of the best of the small beachfront hotels in Spain.
Although our list concludes here, there are several hotels in all of the other coastal regions of Spain that could have been included. There is the Costa del Sol, the coast of Catabria, the Costa Blanca in Alicante and La Manga del Mar Menor… All of these beautiful regions have first-class tourist attractions. Would you like to visit them?
by Sara Dominguez